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Re: Does the XML syntax have an underlying data model?

Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au> writes:

> And the XML Information Set document tried to make explicit what was
> implicit in the XML spec and the WG/IG discussions: I think John
> tried hard to capture the concensus. That Xml information could be
> considered a rooted directed labelled graph with unordered
> attribute-value pairs and thrownaway bits like insignificant
> whitespace was bleeding obvious: however 'obvious' is not good
> enough: some things needed to be spelled out better than the Xml
> spec did.

Exactly so.  My personal take on where this leads is recorded here,
vintage 2001:


(TL;DR: "Angle brackets and equal signs are just an Infoset’s way of
perpetuating itself")

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